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June 7, 2008

Was that FCE's Chuck Ratner at the "Brooklyn Day" rally?

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Atlantic Yards Report

Though Forest City Ratner head Bruce Ratner was nowhere in evidence at the "Brooklyn Day" rally at Borough Hall yesterday, his cousin Chuck Ratner--or someone who looks very much like him--was in attendance. Chuck Ratner is the president and CEO of Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises (FCE), parent of Forest City Ratner.

He's notable for saying that "we still need more" subsidies and offering dubious promises about the AY timetable. Was he in Brooklyn to lobby local officials, to take the measure of AY supporters and opponents, or simply to absorb the spirit of a "fun day,"? In the photo, at least, he looks pensive.

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Posted by amy at June 7, 2008 8:50 AM